Selex to Supply New Avionics for Italian Chinooks

17 March 2010 (Last Updated March 17th, 2010 18:30)

Selex Communications will provide new avionics equipment and systems for 16 of the Italian Army's Chinook ICH-47F helicopters under a €19m ($26.1m) contract awarded by AgustaWestland. Under the contract, Selex will provide communication, navigation and identification systems, and rep

Selex Communications will provide new avionics equipment and systems for 16 of the Italian Army's Chinook ICH-47F helicopters under a €19m ($26.1m) contract awarded by AgustaWestland.

Under the contract, Selex will provide communication, navigation and identification systems, and replace previously installed systems with new systems.

The new systems will include V/UHF multiband radio communication systems with SINCGARS and SATURN-type ECCM capability, HF radio and Crypto systems, for encrypted communications complying with national and Nato requirements.

Selex will also implement new functions including systems for satellite communications, mode 5 IFF identification systems, landing systems, obstacle warning systems and self-protection systems.